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    Bronze Member Coffee's Avatar
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    Spam !!!???

    Hi, going to re-create my forum because someone has now created over 30 accounts, and a fair few posts too. Need to find a way to overcome this ! ?
    Can anyone help here ?

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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    block the offenders' ISPs.

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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    do the account creation tool have a validation process. A picture typing is usually good to avoid automatic account creation

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    Don't know what board software you are using so i don't know what admin options you may have, but try these if possible:

    Moderate new registrations before activating them. You should get an idea of spammers if there are is a run of similar email domains or IP's registering on a regular basis. You can easily block suspicious email domains but be careful though when blocking IP's as you may inadvertently block genuine registrations.

    Use a Human Verification system during the registration process. Requires manual input and therefore helps prevent bots from signing up.

    You should be able to choose what details they have to include when registering. Will also make it harder for bots.

    Increase the length of time that a member can make consecutive posts.

    You might find this link helpful - here

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    Quote Originally Posted by piaqt View Post
    block the offenders' ISPs.
    All of AOL?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by piaqt View Post
    block the offenders' ISPs.
    Thanks, but How ?
    Live long and prosper!

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    Does anyone know which software to use that has the validation process ?
    Live long and prosper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    Does anyone know which software to use that has the validation process ?
    What forum software are you using? Most of them nowadays have that option built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend View Post
    What forum software are you using? Most of them nowadays have that option built in.
    SMF I think !
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